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Kuss Name Meaning

German: from Kunz, a pet form of Konrad. Eastern German (of Slavic origin): nickname from Polish kusy ‘short’. German: habitational name from Bernkastel-Kues on the Mosel river. German: from the personal name Kus, a pet form of Markus (see Mark) or Dominikus (see Dominique).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Russ, Koss, Buss, Kuse, Huss, Kus, Kass, Kusz, Kiss, Kuhn

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Where is the Kuss family from?

You can see how Kuss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kuss family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kuss families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kuss family living in Virginia. This was 100% of all the recorded Kuss's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Kuss families in 1840.
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What did your Kuss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kuss. 16% of Kuss men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Kuss women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kuss were Clerk and Laborer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    15%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Laborer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Kuss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kuss census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kuss. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Kuss. For the veterans among your Kuss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kuss lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kuss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kuss in 1957 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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